Paul Wright and George MacKay Reunite For New Title Mission

Filming has begun on Scotland based production Mission, reuniting BAFTA winning collaborators Paul Wright (For Those In Peril) and George MacKay (Femme). 

Mission is a punk exploration of the psyche which follows alienated Dylan (MacKay) as he throws off the shackles of his solitary life in an attempt to experience the highs and lows of existence at its most extreme, embarking on a thrilling journey of self-discovery that proves both inspiring and terrifying. 

Backed by BBC Film, Screen Scotland and Ffilm Cymru Wales with funding from the National Lottery, Mission is a co-production between Early Day Films and 65 Wilding Films that was developed with Screen Scotland and BBC Film.  

Mission is produced by BAFTA award winning Kate Byers & Linn Waite (Early Day Films), Alex Thiele (65 Wilding Films), Marie-Elena Dyche (Meraki Films) and Lowri Roberts (Rapt), with Maisie Williams (Rapt) serving as an associate producer. Executive producers are Kristin Irving (BBC Film), Kieran Hannigan (Screen Scotland) and Kiah Simpson (Ffilm Cymru Wales).  

Blue Finch Films will be handling worldwide sales on the project. 

Director Paul Wright said: “I have always been drawn to characters on the fringes of society: rebels, outsiders and misfits. With Mission I believe I have an idea that allows me to explore these urgent themes in an extremely powerful and cinematic way, whilst creating a piece of work that is subversive yet moving. Disturbing yet beautiful.

"The film taps into a feeling and energy present within many of us and pushes this to extremes in an emotive, sensory way. Reuniting with George is a gift for the project, knowing his talent and commitment to the role, as well as how well we work together.”

Image Credits

Image of George MacKay - photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images.

Image of Paul Wright - photo by Nick Cooke.